3-Ingredient Vanilla Ice Cream

  • Preparation time:
  • 10 min
  • Total time:
  • 6 hours 10 min
  • Makes:
  • 2 1/2 cups

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3-Ingredient Vanilla Ice Cream
Three simple ingredients, no special equipment and six hours to freeze: Can summer get any sweeter than this?

Ingredients

  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 cup 35% cream
  • 1/2 300-mL can sweetened condensed milk

Directions

  • Slice the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Using the back of a paring knife, scrape out seeds from bean. Discard pod; reserve seeds.
  • Using an electric mixer on medium, beat cream in a medium bowl until soft peaks form, 2 to 4 min. Reduce speed to low and beat in condensed milk and vanilla seeds until mixture is smooth and fluffy.
  • Scrape mixture into a resealable container. Freeze until firm, about 6 hours.

Tip

Stop drips from the bottom of your cone by placing a mini marshmallow inside before filling with ice cream.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent Summer 2016 issue. Photo by Roberto Caruso.

Nutrition (per ½ cup)

  • Calories
  • 235
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19 g
  • Fat
  • 17 g
  • Sodium
  • 56 mg
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